photo of Pasadena

The name is Spanish for Land of Flowers"chosen for the blooming meadows along Vince's Bayou. The bayou figured prominently in the Battle of San Jacinto. It is now a residential community closely tied to the petrochemical and shipping industries along the Houston Ship Channel. The town began with a rural post office in 1900, mushroomed into a bustling residential suburb and continued to grow with Houston. It is the home of San Jacinto Junior College and Texas Chiropractic College.



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